How much tax on Apple.com vs AT&T

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  1. IndianGuy macrumors regular

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    I did pre-order (yeah!) on Apple.com for 32GB and tax shows up as 64.66 which is about double of what I would expect.

    So makes me think that apple is charging tax on full iphone price (~600).

    How much is this for orders done through AT&T
     
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  3. steemax macrumors regular

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    yep by law they charge tax on full price of the phone

    EDIT: Depending on your state ^.^
     
  4. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    I went to the store and tax was 20.93 for the 32 gig 7% NJ tax.
     
  5. samcraig macrumors P6

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    If you are in a state - like CA - tax is always charged on the FULL retail price - not subsidized.

    It's not an Apple or ATT thing - it's the state
     
  6. nikhsub1 macrumors 68010

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    The tax rate depends on what state you live in... what I mean is, in California they charge you tax on the UNSUBSIDIZED rate, so every Californian will be paying tax on $699 for the 32GB ($68.15) or tax on $599 ($58.40). Most states only charge tax on the price you pay and not the unsubsidized price.
     
  7. IndianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    in CA - so state tax rate is around 9.xx% - thats why I was expecting around 30$ (on 299$)
     
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  9. IndianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, CA resident here -

    damn I am bleeding money today - 10% tax on full price, 36$ activation fees etc
     
  10. Mosco macrumors regular

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    Same thing in Ma and RI.

    Someone in the other thread about this noted that they didn't have to put the larger tax rate on att.com. However, if you read the fine print, it says its just an estimation and final tax information will be displayed on your shipping email.
     
  11. Davidtrippy macrumors newbie

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    Paid $17.16 of tax via Apple, in NY it's pegged at 8.625%
     
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  13. SDNikki macrumors member

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    but unfortunately in CA, you pay tax on the UNSUBSIDIZED price, regardless of what you actually paid for the phone :(
     
  14. ObsidianIce macrumors 6502

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    also kep in mind...when ordering on Apple.com...the website tax is usually estimated. It often changes when the orders actually get into the order management system
     

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